Land

Thales Australia has been contracted by Rheinmetall Defence Australia to manufacture critical weapons components for the Boxers.

A family-owned engineering company based in Port Macquarie has been awarded an $8.47 million contract to deliver the ADF's next generation rough terrain vehicle fleet.

In July, Adelaide-based small to medium enterprise Silentium Defence announced it had won a $7.4 million contract to deliver its ground-breaking Maverick M-series passive radar system to the Australian Army.

EOS Defence Systems (EOS) continued its live fire testing this week, putting its T2000 turret through its paces at a private range in central NSW.

The company says this latest field trial is the 'longest and toughest yet', taking place in remote NT alongside exercise Koolendong.

XTEK has received an order from the Department of Defence for $1.9 million for spare parts.

Kongsberg Defence Australia has passed Factory Acceptance Tests of the first two Fire Distribution Centres for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile Systems.

Under the agreement, Australia will contribute $70 million to the $907 million US Army PrSM program, to continue development of a surface-to-surface precision strike weapon with a range of between 70 and ‘over 400’ km.

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has announced that it is also on the shortlist for the Land 125 Phase 4 program.

The SIKs’ 'strictly controlled' production assembly activities were undertaken outside of Rafael’s Israel facilities for the first time.

Babcock Australasia and the University of South Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop ‘best of breed’ technology for the Australian Army’s Land125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier System.

The partnership between Australian Army and SPEE3D is set to continue in 2021, with plans to trial SPEE3D's metal 3D printing technology for a further 12 months.

I read Leo Purdy’s response to my post about capability development and the utility of armour with interest. There’s enough to disagree with to put the gloves back on and go in for another round.

Serco Australia has completed an extensive round of tank testing for its provisional landing craft design in preparation for the Land 8710 Phase 1 Request for Tender.

The US Army has awarded American Rheinmetall Vehicles – a subsidiary of defence prime Rheinmetall – a developmental contract for the Phase 2 Digital Design of its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

A Request for Tender involving the replacement of Remote Positioning Vehicles used by the ADF across all three services in anti-IED operations was released by Defence on 25 July.